Pianist Yashar David Yaslowitz ’95 to perform Beethoven at Wilbraham & Monson Academy on Feb. 27
The Robert W. McCallum ‘46 Visiting Lectureship Fund at Wilbraham & Monson Academy presents a concert featuring WMA alumnus (’95) Yashar David Yaslowitz, artistic director of the Carnegie Concert Series at the Nyack Library in New York. The event, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in the WMA Alumni Memorial Chapel, is free and open to the public. Yashar will perform four of Beethoven’s greatest piano sonatas: Moonlight, Pathetique, Waldstein and Appassionata. During his visit, Yashar will also provide master classes and perform for students during all-school meeting.
A native of Suffern, N.Y., Yashar first received piano lessons at age eight. As a teenager, he studied with local pianist-composer John Lampkin. Following a year of study with Julie Jordan at the Juilliard Evening Division, he was awarded a performing arts scholarship at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford, where he studied with David Westfall and Luiz de Moura Castro. He graduated with honors in piano performance in 2000. Yashar went on to earn a master’s degree in piano performance at SUNY Purchase College.
About the Robert W. McCallum '46 Visiting Lectureship Fund
In June 2002, this endowed fund was established in memory of devoted former Trustee Robert Warren McCallum ’46W through the generosity of Charles A. McCallum ’43W, his brother, and former Trustee Lenita McCallum Witherspoon, Robert’s widow. The income from the fund is used to enrich the spiritual life of students at the Academy through a visiting lecturer, artist, or a scholar in residence.For more information contact Christina Cronin, Director of Major Gifts, 413.596.9189.